Football is considered one of the most widely followed and emulated sports in the world, with hundreds of countries competing to face off in championships, and hundreds of teams within countries, and thousands of fans supporting each team. There are a million ways you can get in on the action if you’re looking to. Read on for all the details on how you can get involved in The Beautiful Game.
Even in Zambia, football is one of the most watched sports, either by way of television, internet or attending live matches. There is the option to watch football on the TV, where you are given the scarily close up frozen shots where you can see the offside rule needing enforced by an inch or where you can kiss your favourite player for making that goal within the first 15 minutes.
A step up is streaming, with a lot of betting apps allowing you to watch no matter where you are. So you can bet from 10bet live in Zambia and watch along on your phone. Watch your favourite teams, like the Red Arrows FC, who have just been sponsored by 10bet, and place your bets as you watch the games. You can support your favourite team while supporting your favourite betting platform and getting in on the fun all at the same time.
With TV and streaming, you don’t need to get dressed up, but physically going to the game, that’s part of the fun. You’ve never known true comradery before you show up to a stadium head to toe in your team’s colours, chanting along with other people head to toe in your team’s colours. Even if your team lost the characters you meet along the way will stick with you forever.
Football typically makes up for 40% of all sports betting, making for a very crowded space of enthusiastic watchers. Football is a unique game in that it allows for a lot of customization when it comes to betting. You have the simple result of the game that can only have three outcomes: home wins, away wins, or draw, then you have smaller details like how many goals, who will score, when, will there be penalties, will there be red or yellow cards, etc.?
This makes for a great environment for bet building. Bet building is the newest form of betting and it is catching on quickly. You can develop an entire outline of the game down to whatever fine details you prefer and can win big if they happen. But it takes some know-how and some attention to detail to really nail it.
If you’re looking to get in on the betting action, visit 10bet Africa for all the odds on a wide range of sports. There’s football, definitely, but also basketball, tennis, baseball, volleyball and more.
If you are missing the smell of the field, the exhilaration of the game, the chasing the ball, then don’t worry. There is always someone around looking to kick the ball about.
Local friendly games are played all over the world. Consider looking through your local Facebook groups, or even downloading the Meetup app to see local teams in your area.
Unlike a lot of other sports, football is so popular that you don’t need to abandon it or become professional when you are an adult. There are so many players using it to keep fit and socialize that it’s impossible to miss out.
Unsurprisingly there are a lot of health benefits to playing football. After all, it involves a lot of running around. You go from walking to sprinting in a matter of minutes, upping your cardio and keeping illnesses like heart disease and stroke at arm's length. If you play often you’ll also see reduced body fat, increased bone strength and improved coordination.
But there are mental health advantages to playing The Beautiful Game too. It is a team sport which encourages a lot of social activity outside the pitch, so it’s no surprise that it can improve symptoms of depression and stress. With those down you will likely see an increase in confidence, self-esteem and a decrease in anxiety.
If going professional is still attractive, you can also represent your town in a local team that competes in county and smaller championships. It gives you a chance to travel around, as well as take home a trophy to your neighbours.
The best part? It’s very cheap to get into football. Nike and others can say you need the latest football boots, but if you’re just looking for a bit of fun and fitness, you will only need your trainers and some clothes you don’t mind getting muddy – oh, and, of course, a ball.